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World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft AG600 Progressing Toward First Flight

Jan 11,2017

The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has shipped the first prototype of its AG600 amphibian to the delivery and test center, in southern port city of Zhuhai, progressing toward for first flight.

The AG600, serial number 001, will undertake a range of tasks including ground tests, flight trails, training, and its target market is domestic parapublic organizations.

The AG600 made its public debut on the Air Show China static line in November.

The first flight is planned for 2017. This is two years after the originally-planned 2015, but there have been developmental delays with the aircraft.

Besides, AVIC unit Xi'an Aircraft has delivered key parts for the second AG600 amphibian (serial number 002).

Major changes for the second aircraft include some structural modifications, as well as strengthening of the leading edges of the wings, said AVIC in a statement.

Ruguang GENG, Vice President of AVIC will make a presentation about AG600 and Y20
on Civil Aircraft Industry International Forum 2017 which is hosted by Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics and will take place on May 10th - 11th, 2017.

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